Power was restored in Glendale Wednesday evening after a substation failure knocked out service for 11,000 customers, officials said.
The large outage the ended shortly before 8 p.m. followed a series of others earlier in the day.
Glendale Water & Power said around 5 p.m. that thousands were being affected by power outages while the agency worked to restore electricity. A heat advisory was issued amid the outages and temperatures were still hovering around 96 degrees shortly before 5 p.m.
Officials were still investigating the exact cause of the substation failure that triggered the last outage affecting more than 10,000 people.
The current outage is a result of the substation failure we had earlier today. As our crews are working on restoring power, we are also investigating the cause of this outage. We appreciate your patience and understanding. #MyGlendale
— Glendale Water & Power (@COGWaterPower) July 25, 2019
Wednesday’s heat advisory covered Glendale and several other areas from Santa Clarita to Buena Park. It would remain in effect through 9 p.m., and residents were warned the humid conditions could cause heat illness.
Temperatures reached 99 degrees in the Glendale area Wednesday, and record highs for the date were set in Camarillo and Oxnard, according to the National Weather Service.
Residents were told to call 818-548-2011 if their power had still not been restored, and Glendale Water & Power provided the following list of cooling centers in the area:
- Glendale Adult Recreation Center at 201 E. Colorado St.
- Maple Park Community Center at 820 E. Maple St.
- Pacific Community Center at 501 S. Pacific Ave.
- Sparr Heights Community Center at 1613 Glencoe Way
Los Angeles city officials reminded residents to drink plenty of water.
Weather Alert: The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through 9 pm tonight for some interior sections. Be advised very warm and humid conditions could case heat illness. #LAheat #SoCal pic.twitter.com/kTtY83XO8a
— LADWP (@LADWP) July 25, 2019
Power restoration to customers within the outlined area will take up to 4 hrs. Some areas outside the outlined area will have power restored within the hour. Thank you for your patience we are working as quickly and safely as possible #MyGlendale pic.twitter.com/rsYfnkiBIJ
— Glendale Water & Power (@COGWaterPower) July 24, 2019
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) July 24, 2019